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Connecticut Plants
Sweet Pepperbush (Summersweet)
Clethra alnifolia L.

The flowers of this shrub have a sweet-spicy fragrance.

  • Family: clethra (Clethraceae)
  • Habitat: wet, sandy soil in swamps and woods
  • Height: 3-10 feet
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch across, in clusters 2-3 inches high
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Clethra alnifolia L.
Clethra alnifolia L.
Clethra alnifolia L.
Clethra alnifolia L.